Police targeting speeding this April

Traffic Focus Speeding

ACT Policing is proactively targeting speeding for the month of April.

Speeding is a major contributor to injury and death on ACT roads, it reduces field-of-vision, as well as increasing stopping distances and the impact of a collision.

Unless otherwise indicated, the default speed limit in the ACT is 50 km/h.

ACT has varying speeds for different zones, including school zones (40km/h), shared zones, and worksite zones, which are signed at the start and the end of the zone. You must obey the speed limit on the signs and pay close attention to cyclists and pedestrian traffic.

In 2017, ACT Policing issued over 3200 infringement notices for speeding.

Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Detective Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said road safety should be everyone’s priority.

“Speed limits are not negotiable. There is no excuse for speeding. Speeding is a choice that can have life altering repercussions.”

“It’s simple, the faster you go, the harder you hit, and the less time you have to slow down.”

“There have already been three fatalities on our roads this year. That is three too many. Don’t let one choice derail your life, or someone else’s.”

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 6264 9460, act-police-media@afp.gov.au